Aireborough Historical Society

Aerial View 1983

Yeadon Yeadon
Title
Aerial View
Date
1 & 2: July 1983
3: 19th June 1983
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
B236 + B235 + V136
Comment
1: Yeadon Dam (Tarn) is towards the top of the view in the center.
Above it is Leeds Bradford Airport, a runway and terminal buildings are just visible.
To the left the mill chimney is part of Banksfield Dye Works, moving right, in the center is a cleared area which is the site of the former Manor Mill on Kirk Lane.
Also on Kirk Lane towards the bottom another chimney marks Leafield Mill.

2: The road running from the top left corner up to the top middle is Apperley Lane.
The garage is JCT 600.
Bottom left is a gasometer, this was Yeadon Gasworks, it is now demolished and housing on the site. (February 2013)
New Road Side (A65) is out of view on the left.
Warm Lane runs from the top middle to the right middle, the collection of buildings in the centre is Greenside Farm, perhaps better known as Emsley's Farm and Visitor Centre.

 

3: An aerial view showing Warm Lane farm, Warm Lane is on
the left.

The photographer was Andrew Emsley, the pilot of the plane
Alec Webster who owned Yeadon Flying Club.

U469

June 19th 1983: The photographer and donor of this photo is Andrew Emsley, the pilot of the plane was Alec Webster who owned the Yeadon Flying Club.

    Warm Lane runs from the left top corner to the bottom middle of the view, Apperley Lane from the bottom right to the bottom middle.

Greenside Farm is in the centre, to the right is JCT petrol station and car sales, in the top right corner is a gasometer left on the site of the Yeadon and Guiseley Gasworks which was by then defunct.

 

V147

June 19th 1983: The photographer was Andrew Emsley, the pilot of the plane Alec Webster owner of Yeadon Flying Club.

    New Road runs diagonally from the centre right towards the left with the former gasworks to the right of the road.

The line of the defunct Yeadon railway can be seen in the middle, a curving path lined with trees, Westfield and St Peter & Paul schools are between New Road and to the right of the railway track bed.

     Kirk Lane runs from top to bottom (then Dibb Lane), to the left of Kirk Lane Leafield Mill is still standing and in the bottom left corner Aireborough Grammar School.

V152

19th June 1983: The photographer was Andrew Emsley, the plane was piloted by Alec Webster who owned Yeadon Flying Club.

     New Road runs diagonally across the centre of the view, to the right of the road is the site of the  Yeadon gasworks with a gasometer still remaining.

Across the bottom is the Westfield estate.

V358

June 19th 1983: The photographer was Andrew Emsley and the pilot of the plane Alec Webster, owner of Yeadon Flying Club.

The road running top to bottom towards the left is New Road (A65), in the middle of the road is the roundabout locally called the JCT roundabout from its proximity to the JCT car sales and petrol station.

A gasometer remains on the site of the Yeadon gasworks to the right of the road, in the bottom right corner is the Westfield estate.

 


V359

June 19th 1983: Towards the top of the view is Yeadon Tarn (Dam), the line of trees going off to the left are on Cemetery Road.

In the centre foreground is Leafield Mill on Kirk Lane, moving up is Westfield Mill, just a little higher to the left of Kirk Lane is the cleared site where Manor Mill had stood.

Moving left again is Banksfield Mill.

Photographer Andrew Emsley, pilot Alec Webster.




 

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